Celebrating Earth Day

I am grateful to the many constituents who attended the open house I hosted at my office this Earth Day and took the time to reflect on the importance of responsible environmental stewardship.

As a member of the New York State Caucus of Environmental Legislators, I worked with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to secure a $9 million increase for the Environmental Protection Fund in the recently enacted 2014-2015 state budget, and will continue to seek more. Along with my fellow caucus members, I am also fighting to ensure that we take strong action to keep environmentally destructive practices, such as fracking, out of our state. Additionally, I believe that we should make serious efforts to reduce our reliance on carbon intensive fuels, and move instead toward truly renewable energy sources such as wind and solar.

Please open the file below for a list of environmental legislative priorities which I co-sponsor in the State Senate, each of which is endorsed by green groups such as Environmental Advocates of NY and the New York League of Conservation Voters.

These are just a few of the steps I am taking in Albany to protect our environment, and I’d love to hear any of your ideas on how we can do more. Please feel free to contact me at 212-633-8052 or hoylman@nysenate.gov.